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Conversations with leading entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, award winning designers, educators, artists and everything else in between.

We dig deep into their stories, have honest conversations about how they made their ideas come to life and the lessons learned along the way.

Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders Bilal Zaidi

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 88 Ratings

Conversations with leading entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, award winning designers, educators, artists and everything else in between.

We dig deep into their stories, have honest conversations about how they made their ideas come to life and the lessons learned along the way.

    Danny Postma: OpenAI, GPT-3, AI Business Ideas & His 7-Figure Sale

    Danny Postma: OpenAI, GPT-3, AI Business Ideas & His 7-Figure Sale

    Subscribe & watch on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/4PWqRILYz8U
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:00:07) - Start Of Interview (00:01:25) - Who Is Danny Postma (00:04:04) - Slowmad Lifestyle (00:06:54) - Early Indie Hacking (00:15:21) - What Is GPT-3? (00:18:18) - Training AI (00:24:07) - First-Hand Experience (00:25:36) - Use Cases (00:28:41) - Should we learn to code to play with AI? (00:34:19) - Jasper and copy.ai (00:38:07) - What Is Open AI? (00:40:05) - Sponsor Break: Shopify (00:41:39) - Sponsor Break: Justworks (00:42:45) - Will AI Take Over The World? (00:45:08) - How AI will replace people (00:46:34) - Learning To Code (00:50:39) - Use Cases and Generating Ideas (00:54:52) - What Happened After Danny Sold Headlime? (00:57:28) - AI Business Ideas (01:04:55) - Personalized Podcasts (01:10:23) - End LINKS MENTIONED:
    https://twitter.com/dannypostmaa https://www.profilepicture.ai/ https://www.stockai.com/ https://www.landingfolio.com/ Thank you to our sponsors:
    Shopify: trusted by millions of entrepreneurs to create their online store and more - signup for a free trial at shopify.com/creatorlab Justworks: makes it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states; visit JustWorks.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tom Osman, Shiny // AI Co-Pilots, Web3 & Online Communities

    Tom Osman, Shiny // AI Co-Pilots, Web3 & Online Communities

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    https://youtu.be/K26L7HwTLcU
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:01:06) - What Is Shiny? (00:03:48) - Hyperfocused On Being Unfocused (00:06:14) - Shiny Object Social Club + Shiny Token (00:11:09) - Crypto Sentiment & Price Action (00:16:10) - Open AI & What's Driving The Growth in AI? (00:22:08) - Image, Video, Podcast AI + Generative Art (00:27:42) - Jasper - All-in-one Tool + AI Co-Pilots (00:37:25) - Sponsor Break: Shopify (00:38:35) - Sponsor Break: Justworks (00:39:59) - Continuation Of Interview (00:53:07) - Will AI Evolve & Be A Threat? (01:07:09) - Moving Abroad Links Mentioned
    https://twitter.com/tomosman https://www.shinyobjects.gg/ Thank you to our sponsors:
    Shopify: trusted by millions of entrepreneurs to create their online store and more - signup for a free trial at shopify.com/creatorlab Justworks: makes it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states; visit JustWorks.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Mike Evans, Grubhub // Building A $2bil Company, Going Public & Leaving It All Behind

    Mike Evans, Grubhub // Building A $2bil Company, Going Public & Leaving It All Behind

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    https://youtu.be/YbEAIBbQA5E
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:00:25) - Start Of Interview (00:01:56) - How Grubhub Started (00:03:26) - Software Developer to Starting Grubhub & Fixer (00:05:13) - Seven Deadly Sins (00:06:48) - Idea To Reality (00:08:45) - The Evolution (00:13:26) - Knowing When To Go Full Time (00:22:00) - Prioritizing & Managing Time (00:25:25) - Repeat Purchases (00:26:51) - iPhone & The App Store (00:31:03) - Creating A New Business Model (00:34:01) - Phone is the Remote Control Of Your Life (00:36:30) - Sponsor: Justworks (00:37:37) - Full-time Employees vs Contractors (00:40:16) - Growth Moments (00:42:35) - Seamless & Grubhub Merger & Exit (00:52:30) - Bilal's Definition Of Success (00:59:10) - Difference Between A Grump & An Entrepreneur (01:04:38) - Leaving It All Behind (01:09:27) - The Big Bike Trip  Links Mentioned:
    Hangry a Startup Journey: https://amzn.to/3EPudNo
    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Justworks - makes it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states; visit JustWorks.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Michael Brandt: Ketones, Stem Cell Preservation, 7-Day Fasts & Micro-Dosing

    Michael Brandt: Ketones, Stem Cell Preservation, 7-Day Fasts & Micro-Dosing

    Subscribe & watch on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/8HlTDcNCDxI
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:00:26) - Start of Interview (00:01:42) - Starting HVMN (Health Via Modern Nutrition) (00:07:48) - Scale Of Business & Google Background (00:13:02) - Ketosis & Keto (00:18:23) - How The Brain Uses Energy (00:21:39) - Exogenous Ketones (00:35:31) - Athletes Using Exogenous Ketones (00:38:55) - Sponsor: Justworks (00:40:01) - Continuation Of Interview (00:45:04) - Ketones Your Body Produces vs Exogenous Ketones (00:47:00) - Contract With Army (00:48:59) - Glucose Levels & Clearing Out Carbs You Eat (00:58:57) - 7-Day Fast (01:02:35) - Autophagy & Fasting (01:09:52) - Stem Cell Preservation (01:14:51) - Micro-Dosing Links Mentioned:
    https://twitter.com/bdm_runner
    Thank You To Our Sponsor:
    Justworks - makes it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states; visit JustWorks.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Annie Duke: When To Quit, Monkeys vs Pedestals & The Dark Side of Goals

    Annie Duke: When To Quit, Monkeys vs Pedestals & The Dark Side of Goals

    Subscribe & watch on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/EtsZ36eaBPc
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:00:37) - Start Of Interview (00:01:30) - Annie Duke's Background In Poker (00:03:49) - Growing Up (00:06:11) - How Games Help Your Life (00:09:53) - What Makes A Great Poker Player (00:17:52) - Annie Duke's Role At First Round Capital (00:22:56) - Knowing When To Quit (00:38:39) - Müller-Lyer Illusion (00:49:51) - Sponsor: Linkedin Jobs (00:50:54) - Sponsor: Justworks (00:52:10) - Continuation Of Interview (00:58:17) - Challenges With How We Think (01:02:23) - Problem With Quitting (01:11:00) - Example: Stewart Butterfield, Founder of Slack (01:22:22) - Grit vs Quitting (01:28:56) - "Quitting On Time Feels Like It's Too Early" (01:30:11) - Monkeys vs. Pedestal Framework (01:39:42) - The Great Resignation Links Mentioned:
    Annie Duke's New Book, QUIT:
    https://amzn.to/3RQsTwH
    Thinking In Bets:
    https://amzn.to/3eqOcHf
     
    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Linkedin Jobs - helps you find the candidates you want to talk to faster. Post a job for free on linkedin.com/creator
    Justworks - makes it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states; visit JustWorks.com  

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Elijah: History of UK Grime, Pirate Radio & The Future of Music

    Elijah: History of UK Grime, Pirate Radio & The Future of Music

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    https://youtu.be/hXHZLKFpTu8
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:00:27) - Sponsor Break: Sendinblue (00:01:17) - Who Is Elijah? (00:07:10) - Sound System Culture (00:09:13) - What's A Reload? (00:12:26) - Origins of UK Grime (00:16:30) - Controversy of Form 696 (00:27:21) - Pirate Radio (00:31:45) - How Musicians Make Money (00:36:07) - How Much You Get Paid Per Stream (00:38:05) - Industry Standards In Music (00:44:15) - Communities, Artists & Gatekeepers (00:51:49) - Balancing Old & New (00:57:43) - Sponsor Break: Bambee (01:07:46) - Web 3 + Music (01:14:05) - The Yellow Squares Project (01:19:07) - Choosing A Social Media Platform (01:21:06) - The Disadvantage Of Having A Degree (01:25:19) - The Yellow Squares Live Event (01:31:50) - The Doomscroll Formula (01:39:36) - Rinse FM & Y Combinator (01:42:22) - Skepta (01:43:57) - Why Michaela Cole Rejected £1M Netflix Deal (01:46:09) - The Life & Passing Of Jamal Edwards  
    Link Mentioned
    https://www.instagram.com/eli1ah/
    Infrastructural challenges thread:
    https://twitter.com/eli1ah/status/1571087605382647809?s=20&t=19lL7kSGUKZ0H3EBFLHtVw
     
    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Sendinblue - an all-in-one marketing, automation, and email platform empowering small businesses to build stronger customer relationships. Visit sendinblue.com/creator Bambee - get access to your own dedicated HR Manager starting at just $99/month. Visit bambee.com/lab  

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

ASobering ,

Motivational Magic 🪄

Bilal and his epic guests talk all things entrepreneurial, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that have been where you are and want to see you succeed. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show, Bilal - keep up the great work!

Calum Johnson 1 ,

Top Draw!!

This is a really good podcast. I found a lot of the guests that come on here don’t really do a lot of interviews so you get to hear a lot of unique insights & perspectives.

The host is great & does a good job of really diving deep into topics. A lot of the learnings I had from this pod were also very practical & easy to implement. Definitely give it a listen especially the episodes with Sam Parr & Shaan Puri

Mike Ambrosino ,

A niche other people aren’t covering

As someone who is working towards launching a blog, no one else is getting the behind the scenes look at the top internet performers/ creators.

You’re getting the intricate details behind some of the biggest influencers and brands on the internet

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